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ahead on cnn newsroom, former president donald trump says his right to free speech is in danger, we'll tell you what the special counsel is asking the judge to do in the way of a limited gag order. president biden, meanwhile, is weighing in on the uaw strike as negotiators prepare to head back to the bargaining table. and north korean leader kim jong-un is wrapping up his tour of military sites in russia, we'll have a live report from the region. ♪ >> announcer: live from cnn center this is cnn newsroom with kim brunhuber. donald trump is lashing out at the special counsel investigating his alleged 2020 federal election interference. he says jack smith is trying to rob him of his first amendment right to free speech. smith's office had asked a u.s. district court judge to impose a court order limiting what the former president can say in public about the case against him. the justice department says the order is needed to protect the
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integrity of trump's upcoming trial. trump spoke about it before the right wing women's group on friday. here he is. >> in a true sense i'm being indicted for you. thanks a lot, everybody, i appreciate it. i appreciate you. and did you see today that deranged jack smith, he's the prosecutor, he's a deranged person, wants to take away my rights under the first amendment? wants to take away my right of speaking freely and openly, never forget our enemies want to stop us because we are the only ones that can stop them. they want to take away my freedom because i will never let them take away your freedom. >> trump has already been ordered not to intimidate potential witnesses or talk to them about the facts of the case. jes jessica schneider has more. >> reporter: the special counsel team is laying out a long list of reasons why they want the judge to immediately order donald trump to stop making statements online and in person
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that could really end up intimidating witnesses, court officials or the jury pool. the special counsel did reveal on friday that numerous witnesses have faced threats and intimidation because of those statements from donald trump. so now they're asking judge tanya chutkan to do something about trump's words, laying it out this way, saying the defendant's repeated inflammatory public statements regarding the district of columbia, the court, prosecutors and potential witnesses are substantially likely to materially prejudice the jury pool, create fear among potential jurors and result in threats or harassment to individuals he singles out. put simply those involved in the criminal justice process who read and hear the defendant's december parjing messages from court personnel to potential jurors they may reasonably fear they could be the next target of the defendant's attacks. because of that, the special counsel wants judge chutkan to issue this order restricting trump from making certain comments. the special counsel really is
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laying out a number of other social media posts and comments from trump over recent weeks that have targeted jack smith himself, the special counsel, even former vice president mike pence and even a prosecutor on jack smith's team. it's interesting to note that judge chutkan already ordered trump to refrain from disparaging comments during his arraignment. but obviously he's made those comments anyway, and now the special counsel wants the judge to issue an order, an official order in writing, prohibiting trump from naming witnesses, making statements about them, or making any statements about anyone, including attorneys, and potential jurors that are disparaging or intimidating. so this is really a significant move, and requests from the special counsel, and even though the judge has warned trump once this is asking the judge to make this order official and ironclad against trump with possible repercussions if he were to violate any order. jessica schneider, cnn, washington. negotiations to end a strike
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by united auto workers against the u.s. big three car companies are expected to resume in a matter of hours. 13,000 members are walking the picket lines and getting reenforcements from washington, the acting labor secretary and the top white house adviser went to detroit friday to help the sides reach a deal. auto companies who have seen record profits the last few years, the profits haven't been shared fairly with the workers. here he is. >> no one wants a strike. say it again, no one wants a strike. but i expect workers' right to use their options under the collective bargaining system. they've been around the clock and the company has made significant offers. they should go further to share record profits, meaning record contracts. >> the uaw president says 80% of the union's demands have been left off proposals from the auto makers. ford's ceo says the wage demands would put his company out of
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business. >> reporter: besides they're heading back to the bargaining table, telling cnn that it has sent counteroffers, and is now awaiting their response. it's not clear at this point what's in those offers, but it is going to take quite a bit to bridge the divide that we have seen between these sides. and until a deal is met, until a deal is reached, i should say, we're going to continue to see picket lines like this operating 24 hours a day like the one here in toledo outside this sfactory where they build jeeps, there are 13,000 workers on strike, a ford in michigan, and a general motors factory in missouri. the auto workers i spoke with today say despite making $100 a day in strike pay they're ready to strike for as long as they need to. >> our members are willing to stay in for the long haul.
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out of bankruptcy smarting pay $15.78, 14 years later, it's $15.78 #. something wrong with that. >> reporter: they told me on the picket line it is possible additional factories will strike in the coming days if they feel that it is necessary. either way, you can expect we're going to start to see more of a ripple effect of additional manufacturing facilities and factories that may have to shut down operations even lay off workers because they can't get the parts that they need to operate. gabe cohen, cnn, to ledo, ohio. the outer bands of hurricane lee are starting to blast the new england area at this hour. the category 1 storm is bringing 80 miles per hour winds. it's expected to hit through maine and canada. the worst conditions are forecasted later today with widespread power outages likely across parts of nova scotia and
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new brunswick. it's expected to weaken somewhat before it hits the coast of canada by sunday morning. in hawaii, the official death toll has fallen from the devastating wildfire on maui last month. the state's governor tells cnn fewer than 100 have died, and three dozen people are still missing. he expects those numbers to fall. >> the number of fatalities has actually dropped from what was projected to be 115. it's now at 97. we have about 23 people who have passed away who we have not been able to identify yet. and a lot of the 31 reports of missing people will, you know, that will cover the 23, i'm sure. who have not yet been identified. so the number will keep dropping. >> emergency teams in eastern libya are still searching for thousands of people who disappeared after catastrophic floods hit the region. their work has been exhausting and at times mentally distressing as you'll see in this graphic video. have a look here on the northern
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coastline. workers have been retrieving bodies from the water days after they were swept out to sea. crews have also been searching for the missing by combing through the rubble of collapsed buildings. first responders from all around the world have been helping out. many focused on the city of derna which has seen the worst damage. >> translator: hours before the floods came the situation seemed manageable with local authorities keeping the flooding under control. however, the rupture of the dam caused a huge problem and resulting in a flooding killing many people. it's a tragedy. >> the sheer scope of the devastation has made it difficult to determine the exact death toll. but even though the extent of the tragedy remains unclear the u.n. says there's no doubt about what caused it. >> this is a tragedy in which climate and capacity has collided to cause this terrible, terrible tragedy. >> we have more details now from
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cnn's -- in derna. >> reporter: it's a scene of utter devastation here. everywhere you turn it's apocalyptic scenes here, it resembles a war zone. many cities across the libyan coast were impacted by that storm but what happened in derna was so different. these catastrophes caused by two dams that burst, unleashed all that water, the floods that swept through this city and depret destroyed pretty much everything in its path. washing out entire neighborhoods, buildings, infrastructure, families that ended up in the sea. you speak to people here, survivors, who describe a night of horror that they went through, all this destruction, all this human loss, the thousands of lives that were lost, the more than 10,000 people who are unaccounted for right now they say this all happened within the span of
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about 90 minutes. we've spoken to some survivors describing how they had to race to save their lives, their children, grabbing what they can, their children, and running and trying to escape the rising waters that just kept on rising, three story high. we heard that the waves were up to about 22 feet, and those who survived it are just traumatized. you speak to people right now who are barely able to comprehend what happened to them, what happened to their city. people are in shock. and libyans tell you, they have seen everything. they have dealt with war, they've seen death. they have dealt with loss before. but nothing prepared them for this. and right now, from what we have seen, they don't have the capabilities to deal with a disaster on this scale. there are some search and rescue teams that have come in from different countries, but they
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say this is nowhere near enough. they need more. we have seen so many volunteers here in this bitterly divided country, a country where city fought city, east has been fighting west for more than a decade now, we have seen people from all across the country who have poured into derna, who have poured into the east to try and support the people to help, volunteers, search and rescue, trying to help retrieve the dead bodies in the words of one woman we spoke to earlier saying this catastrophe has united the people of libya it seems like it has, at least for now. this is cnn in derna, libya. kim jong-un is forging ahead with his visit to russia's far east. we'll look at who the north korean leader whas been meeting the fighting in ukraine, forces claim they've achieved an important objective in their months-long counteroffensive. bed in the world
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kim jong-un has been getting an inside look at russia's military sites in the country's
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far east, a short time ago the north korean leader toured ash from russia's specific fleet. they headed to the ship after visiting an airfield in the port city earlier. mark stuart is following developments for us from beijing, to mark, take us through the messaging behind this visit. >> hi there, kim, there's certainly symbolism and substance behind this meaning. this red carpet welcome in russia, for kim jong-un, especially today during these different military visits. he first went to an airfield, accompanied by the russian defense minister, we know he likes these photo ops. kim jong-un sees value in these photo ops, he feels that it's perhaps a way to demonstrate his worthiness and his relevancy on the world stage so it's not a surprise that he saw different types of aircraft, military fighter jets, attack aircraft, a
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long haul passenger jet. he also went to the port to tour a warship. he was not alone. he was with the commander of the russian navy, given a gift, a model of that warship, and also wrote in a guest book. it's not clear, though, exactly what the north korean leader's message was written inside. that's the symbolism of this, these are pictures that are certainly going to go around the globe. then there is the broader question about the substance of this visit between vladimir putin and kim jong-un. they met on wednesday. as we know kim jong-un traveled to russia in an armored train, very, very powerful, mighty vehicle, if you will. what these two nations want from each other is still to be determined, but it is very clear that they are isolated on the world stage, especially because of russia's involvement in ukraine. but russia perhaps may want to have a stronger alliance with north korea, especially when it comes to munition and military
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supplies, which analysts have pointed out may be a point of weakness for russia, and then north korea also may want to gain from russia, perhaps advance military technology. it could be as simple as food. these are the different interests that could be at stake. of course, under a very watchful eye. there are united nations treaties and of course this has created a lot of concern from both the united states, russia -- from the united states, japan and south korea, i should say. but these are two nations which are really on their own on the world stage, in fact it was just in july kim, you will remember, that north korea hosted the leaders from russia and from china where i am now, again nations that have not taken a strong position to condemn russia against the war in ukraine, kim. >> thanks mark stuart, appreciate it. well, fresh off those talks with kim jong-un vladimir putin is looking westward for another
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ally. the russian president invited alexander lukashenko to sochi. it was the seventh time this year the two leaders have met. the ukrainian commander said the devastated village of andriivka, taking a bridge head for the counteroffensive to advance. it gave ukrainian troops control of a vital railroad. to get more, we'll hear from cnn's fred pleitgen in kyiv. >> reporter: on the attack at the crack of dawn. kyiv says its troops ousted two -- in the last two days. one of the units involved releasing this video purportedly showing one of their drones hitting a russian vehicle carrying an officer, ukraine attacking not just on land but from the sea and the air as
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well. this video purporting to show unmanned sea drones trying to ram a russian warship just hours after the ukrainians say they hit a russian sub, and a landing ship in the key port of sebastopol as well as a sophisticated surface to air missile system in occupied crimea. thank you for today's triumph, the ukrainian president says, the air defense system in the land was destroyed. very significant. some seem increasingly concerned about ukraine's attacks on the peninsula and the bridge that links it to the russian mainland. when it was attacked the first time i was worried so much, nevertheless russia is still strong and he says times are turbulent now, of course i'm worried, but in general driving over the bridge is okay. under pressure vladimir putin continues to court north korean strong man kim jong-un, kim
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visiting a plant that makes fighter jets during his ongoing trip to russia. and while the russians claim no deals have been signed for the north koreans to provide ammo to moscow putin admits he wants to deepen ties with pyongyang. we have never violated anything, and in this instance we are not going to violate anything, putin says, but of course we will look for opportunities to develop russian-north korean relations but the russians also touting their own military industry. defense minister sergei shoigu on a visit to a shipyard for nuclear submarines, the russians will not only develop new nuclear submarines but underwater drones as well. while the russians showcase their weapons manufacturing, the north koreans say they are the ones with the initiatives on all battle fronts. fred pleitgen, cnn, kyiv.
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and barbie -- joins us live. >> reporter: look the video of these villages, not much left of them. but this is about the infrastructure and gaining control of the trains, the railroad system, gaining access through the sea ports and things like that. all of this is especially important ahead of president zelenskyy's visit to the united states, addressing the u.n. general assembly on tuesday and meeting with president biden as well and republican leaders in washington later in the week. if he's able to show that he has tangible gains with the counteroffensive it's hoped that countries will continue to support ukraine and continue to bolster them with weapons and other support financial, ammunition, things like that he's going to be asking for. these gains mean a lot for them in terms of ukraine but they also mean a lot globally to continue the support, kim. >> absolutely, thanks so much,
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barbie nadeau in rome. thousands of u.s. auto workers on the picket lines, the latest as the union and the auto makers get ready to return to the bargaining table. that's coming up. to duckduckgo on all your devie
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welcome back to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada and all around the world, i'm kim brunhuber, this is cnn newsroom. it's back to the bargaining table today for the united auto workers in detroit's big three carmakers, the uaw's targeted strike against the car companies is now in its second day, some 13,000 union members are on the picket lines. they're wanting, among other things, pay increases, return to traditional pensions and
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protections against job losses as the industry shifts to electric vehicles. the chamber of commerce warns the strike could damage the u.s. economy and says president joe biden's pro union policies are partly to blame for his part biden says his methods of actually strengthening the economy, claiming that core inflation hallen to 2.4% over the last three month but manymecans aren't sold according to a recent cnn poll 58% of people say the pridt's policies have ma economic conditions worse, and 67% of democratic leaning voters believe his party should nominate someone else in the next election. we have a financial psycho therapist and founder of the financial psychological center. thanks for joining us here. here's the situation. we have record job growth, unemployment is close to a 50-year low, steadily flowing inflation, u.s. wages are finally growing faster than inflation, the u.s. economy,
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especially when you compare it to other countries, and actually doing quite well right now. as one who helps people deal with financial anxiety, the key question is why the disconnect between the state of the economy and the people's perceptions of it, what's going on here? >> well, i think we should start with a bit of hard data, what we're seeing is that the american people are really not being told that the white house has the inflation is cumulative. what we're seeing is that since 2021 we've had inflation of 4.7%, 8% in 2022, and 4% in 2023. what the american people are actually experiencing is a cumulative inflation of 60%. and a couple more hard facts is that we've had trillion dollars in credit card debt, highest gas
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prices ever, $5 a gallon, and everyday life is just so much more challenging. where since 2020 rent has been up 18%. used cars are up 44%. new cars are up 30%. but, more importantly, overall poverty rates also have increased nearly 5% in 2020, which means that approximately 50 million people slid into poverty in the past year. and lastly, as a financial psychologist i want to highlight this, that financial stress is at an all-time high. and it's really an epidemic that no one is talking about. since 80% of americans report being worried about their finances. >> yeah, i'm just wondering, though, why it should be so high because we did, you know, get through the covid pandemic when things were much worse and all of the key indicators have gone up since then but people's anxieties don't seem to have
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diminished. >> yeah, i think this conversation isn't just about numbers on a chart. it's about the mental toll in individual lives, and really people -- irrespective of their political leanings, find a glaring disconnect between official white house narratives and their own lived experiences. i'd say that the financial struggles and stressors that we face every day is really counter to the broader optimistic narrative. you know, this clash not only triggers cognitive dissonance, but really deeply affects the personal financial psychology of the everyday american. >> i want to jump in, you talk about cognitive dissonance. i mean, despite what you say, people are spending like they think the economy is doing well. it's not like they're saving more because of all this uncertainty that they're feeling.
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>> yeah, actually the federal reserve just released this data point that everyday americans will be depleting their savings accounts by october of 2023, but they're really spending on things -- on everyday goods that really is being eroded by the current inflation. >> this is getting into politics, but is it less about the message than the messenger? is biden's unpopularity meaning that people don't want to hear how good everything is going, you know, they don't want to hear that message from him in particular? >> i think, again, there's a big disconnect between what biden's office is saying in social media and what the average person is feeling. the average person may feel like they're living in a dysfunctional family where one partner continues to convince the other partner that they don't need to worry about the bills and everything, you know,
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but the debt keeps bouncing. and, you know, the american people are starting to say we've seen the bills. we're a trillion dollars in debt, and our dollar doesn't go as far as you say it does. how can you say that everything's under control? and this is increasingly resembling a -- a form of gaslighting, if you will, and that really ultimately leads to mistrust in their government, and its competence. >> it sounds as if despite all the democratic advertising about how -- the present economic achievements, despite biden himself going around trying to sell bidenomics, it's a tough sell to the american people going forward. we'll have to leave it there. doctor, thanks for speaking with us, we appreciate it. one year after a young woman died in iranian morality police custody, the world remembers
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deaths of mahsa amini and the birth of an iranian protest movement that was brutally crushed by authorities. amini died in the custody of morality police by wearing her hijab improperly. amini's death sparked months of protests which were viciously suppressed by tehran with hundreds killed and thousands detained, and iran has reportedly increased security measures ahead of the anniversary, one iranian french actress told cnn the demonstrations will continue to change the country. >> the fact that women are not wearing their veil anymore, this is something that mahsa died for, for not wearing her veil
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properly. the fact these girls are going on the streets, in the airport, everywhere, without wearing it, they are actually playing with their lives. but they're doing it so this is how this revolution is continuing. it has changed forms, but it has not finished. >> the rallies to honor amini are planned for today in several international cities. a publisher for the pro reform news outlet, joins us live by skype from london. thanks for being with us. i mentioned the rallies planned. what are you expects to see, how widespread do you think they'll be? >> from what we know the government has used all its resources in terms of mobilizing the police, the revolutionary guards, the paramilitary, plain clothes officers and even the army in order to prevent the protests. we know that the house of maw
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see amini has been surrounded by the security officers for the past few days. her father has been summoned for the past few months, at least twice a week, and today he was detained for a few hours. and the family, they've been threatened, her brother actually, her younger brother who is 19 years old has been threatened that he's going to be sent into a remote village if he asks the people to come to the demonstrations or the ceremony. so, the government has been trying its best to prevent the protest. but at the same time the root causes of the protest, which is started last september, not gone away. people are still disenchanted with the government's economic policies, with the mismanagement, with corruption, with its draconian dress codes in the country, with the islamic
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republic as a whole, we can say, the government that has been in power since 1979. so, it's very difficult to know what can people do in terms of mobilizing protests despite the government's efforts to stop them. but we know that many businesses around the province of -- they've gone on a strike, and we can foresee more protests in the other cities in the next few hours as well. >> given what happened last year, i mean, do you fear that these might become violent? do you think that there will be widespread violence and repression by the government? >> well, the government likes the protests to be violent because that's what they're good at. they know how to suppress protests violently. we have talked to hundreds of people who have been maimed and shot in the eye, and not accidentally they've been shot
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in the eye in a very close range and the government last year tried to teach people a lesson and knows that if the opposition becomes more violent they can also become violent and suppress the protests. so, i think the government will try to make the protests violent. but at the same time we have hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of young people who just hate this government and hate whatever it stands for. as a result they may resort to self-defense violently. they may even affect the government forces violently. we do not know what's going to happen but violence is one of the things that we can expect, yeah. >> yeah, let's hope that it isn't the outcome. you mentioned a sort of list of things that haven't changed in all of the problems that iran is facing, it's been a year since those protests, following mahsa
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amini's death, what has changed since then for the average iranian, do you think? >> for the average iranian, iranian women, especially, the hijab has become something rather irrelevant. my friends in iran say that five out of ten women are not wearing their hijab in government offices, on the street, in hospitals, in different places, there are some morality police patrols still in certain places, but the government has, in general, decided not to steer the public and confront the public who are not wearing the hijab violently. but at the same time the root causes of the protests last year was not really the hijab. hijab in mahsa amini's death because of her hijab was the sparkle that started this fire. but the main reasons were corruption, the fact that people are getting poorer every day,
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the fact that people think that they are humiliated. and the government of iran, until -- we can say until a few years ago, or at least until last year they tried to have this facade of legitimacy and trooid to address people's needs economically. they had these poverty alleviation programs but since last year they have given up on any kind of legitimacy claims to legitimacy -- so they are confronting people with brute force. and that's why we are seeing the huge presence of all different kinds of armed forces around the country, especially in the places where we had the protests last year. >> some of those economic problems that you mentioned are being caused by the sanctions and as i mentioned earlier, the u.s. and other countries launched new sanctions to mark the anniversary of her death, but iran is already, as you know, one of the most heavily
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sanctioned countries in the world. do additional sanctions really have any effect here? >> well, the new sanctions that were rolled out there are really symbolic sanctions, sanctions against individuals, and these individuals do not have any ties to the outside. also, the sanctions are just symbolic. these are the sanctions that can be effective in a country like russia where oligarchs, they have villas and houses in france or spain or other places but these people who have been subjected to sanctions in iran, they are revolutionary guards commanders who cannot even leave the country without the government permission. so, those sanctions are kind of symbolic and irrelevant. but, there are other sanctions that have not caused the economic problems, but maybe they have intensified the economic problem. the root cause of the economic problems in iran is the government's mismanagement, the government's corruption, and the kind of nepotism in a has taken over iran since 1979 when this
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government came to power. so, when an industry, or a company, or a government body is subjected to sanction in iran it intensifies the economic problem, it does not cause it. for example, the revolutionary guards which are not only an army anymore, they are industrial, and they're like industrial complex, they have taken over many pharmaceutical companies. so when the revolutionary guards are subjected to sanctions, then it can affect the pharmaceutical industry as well in iran. >> well, we will have to leave it there. i'm so sorry. it's such an important topic to talk about. we really appreciate your perspectives on this sad anniversary. thank you so much. >> thank you. well, china isn't doing anything to tamp down speculation that its defense minister has been placed under
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investigation as ivan watson reports, he's the latest top chinese official to disappear from public view. >> reporter: where is china's defense minister? he was last seen in public in beijing on august 29th. but nine taste later he did not show up for this planned meeting with top military officials from vietnam. beijing didn't offer a public explanation why, asked on friday where is the defense minister? is he under investigation? a chinese foreign ministry spokesperson answered i'm not aware of the situation. his disappearance from the public eye is reminiscent of the mysterious case of china's former foreign minister chin gong, who seemed to disappear, stopped showing up at regional shumts and high profile meetings with top u.s. officials until he was suddenly inexplicably replaced by his predecessor, only months after getting the job. the u.s. ambassador to japan,
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rahm emanuel, has been trolling china on social media, chinese president xi jinping's cabinet lineup is resembling ago that christie's novel and then there were none, he wrote, adding mystery in beijing building. li is still listed on the website and users can still search his name on the internet. that's where some people are starting to ask questions such as, general li, it's been 16 days, what's going on, and things are so opaque. >> what is unprecedented is the potential removal of both the defense minister and the foreign minister to externally focused portfolios in the course of only three months. >> li was appointed defense minister in march and traveled soon after to meet with vladimir putin in moscow. li has been under u.s. sanctions since 2018 for purchasing russian weapons as the chinese
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militaries then top procurement officer. he has refused to formally meet with u.s. defense secretary lloyd austin who went ahead and shook his hand at a security conference in singapore. two top commanders of the chinese military's rocket force were abruptly removed from their positions two months ago, part of a broader pattern targeting the top brass. >> you've had some consequential very important, very influential top generals either be arrested or detained and ultimately committing suicide during xi jinping's tenure. this is quite disconcerting. what's also very disconcerting is how little we know about it. >> reporter: we do know that xi jinping broke precedent, setting himself up potentially to be leader for life. and his style of governance includes the abrupt and unexplained disappearances of some of his top officials.
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an african american football player says he received racist messages after his team lost a game on thursday. alexander mat son of the minnesota vikings shared two messages on instagram friday, both contained racial slurs and told the running back to take his own life. people should reflect on what they say and how their words could affect someone. the vikings and the nfl have condemned the comments as unacceptable. most of spain's world cup winning soccer players are refusing to play in two upcoming women's league matches following the unwanted kiss controversy. more than three dozen women, including 21 from the championship squad signed a joint letter condemning the royal spanish football federation. they wrote it hasn't made enough structural changes to make the players feel they're in a safe and respected place and that women's soccer is supported. on friday spain postponed the
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announcement of the team lineup for the matches, the developments come after ex-spanish soccer chief louuis rubiales's unwanted kiss on jenni hermoso following their world cup win. the judge has filed a restraining order against rubiales, the court investigates that unwanted kiss at the women's world cup. al goodman has more now from madrid. >> reporter: the judge's restraining order against rubiales to stay 200 meters or 650 feet away from jennifer hermoso was less than what the prosecution asked for, 500 meters, but the judge did grant the prosecution's request that he can't contact her in any way during the investigation. the judge denied a request from jennifer hermoso's lawyer to embargo rubiales's assets during the investigation. rubiales and his lawyer arrived about an hour before the midday court hearing and they didn't
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say anything to the throngs of media on the way into the courthouse and after the hour long hearing didn't say anything on the way out but the prosecution said in a statement that in the courtroom rubiales denied the charges against him for alleged sexual assault and coercion, and did answer questions from the judge, the prosecutor and jennifer hermoso's lawyer, hermoso's lawyer outside after the hearing did speak to the media. here's what she had to say. >> translator: we can stand up what we said from the start. it was a kiss without consent. everyone saw the images. the whole country saw it, and we can say that precisely because of that, thanks to social change, too, and also because of the legal changes, we can show that mr. rubiales lacked consent. >> reporter: rubiales says the kiss was consensual, it was seen on global team at the awards ceremony, many, many people saw it in the stadium and around the
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world, and the whole issue has become kind of a case for spain of the differences between what are considered to be the older attitudes about sex and sexism in spain versus a younger generation who are pushing more for gender equality. now, the judge at the national court here will have to investigate, including expected to contact australian authorities, look at video, this court is used to investigating difficult subjects, money laundering, organized crime, and now it's got this one to take a look at. al goodman, cnn, madrid. there are three new residents aboard the international space station, two russians and a nasa astronaut arrived a few hours ago after traveling from earth. that makes ten people on the space station right now. two of the new arrivals will stay about a year. three current space station crew members will return to earth
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